Gavalas Kolanko Foundation Scholarship

In accordance with the mission of the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, this scholarship is intended to assist South Carolina’s undergraduate students with physical disabilities in reaching their educational goals. Students with financial need are given preference. The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation is proud to award scholarships to students with physical disabilities at the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University, Trident Technical College, and The Citadel The scholarship can be renewed for up to a total of four years.

A full application is required for the first application year. Each of the following years, a current transcript is required by the application deadline. The scholarship is not automatically renewed each year, so a transcript must be provided for the board to review.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you have a physical disability (hearing impairment, visual impairment, or mobility impairment)?
  2. Have you registered with the Center for Disability Services at the College of Charleston? Please note if you do not currently receive accommodations through the Center for Disability Services, you must make an appointment with Anne Osowski, Interim Director of the Center for Disability Services, to discuss your application in person. She may be reached at
  3. Please write a letter outlining your educational and vocational goals.
  4. Please put the email addresses for your two letters of recommendation below. One must be a former teacher. Letters of recommendation from a family member are not acceptable for this purpose.
    • Recommendation 1
    • Recommendation 2
  5. Please upload a picture of yourself.
  6. Please describe the nature of your disability.
  7. Are you willing to appear at Gavalas Kolanko Foundation Functions as an ambassador/spokesperson?
  8. Please provide the name(s) of your parent(s) or guardian(s).
  9. Are you currently employed full time or part time?
  10. If currently employed, where and how many hours per week?
  11. Please list previous scholarships and amounts awarded each year. Please note which scholarships will be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  12. Please list source and amounts of any current student grant or loan aid. Please include any student grant or loan aid for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  13. Please complete the following budget with estimated income for the 2023-2024 academic year.
    • Funds from Parents:
    • Funds from Savings:
    • Funds from work:
    • Other sources:
    • Scholarship/grants:
    • Student Loans:
    • Total:
  14. Please share any additional information you would like to share with us so we may know you better:
  15. By my signature below, I certify that the information submitted in my application and supporting documents are true, complete and correct. I understand that if I have provided false information, I will forfeit any scholarships and will be subject to code of conduct disciplinary action at the College of Charleston.
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